The Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress will meet today, Monday, September 18, 2023, to discuss the approaching strike.
Olajide Oshundun, Director of Information at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, revealed the meeting between the two parties in a statement issued on Sunday.
“The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has again invited the Nigerian Labour Congress for another meeting over its planned indefinite strike.
“The minister, who directed the Department of Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress for Monday, September 18, 2023, said it was important that the unions sit with the government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy.
“According to the Minister, the administration of President Bola Tinubu will always engage organised labour and respond to its concerns after due consultation and negotiations in order to guarantee industrial harmony, which is critical to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”
A source confirmed that the NLC would be meeting with the Federal Government on Monday and the congress would be in attendance.
“We will be in attendance tomorrow to listen to what the Federal Government will say,” the source said.
cc: Punch Ng